Weʼre raising £500 to re-open the Truscott Arms as a pub for the use of the local community in Maida Vale.
- London, City of Westminster, United Kingdom
- Local community
- Time left
- 25 days to go
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The Truscott Arms, the much loved pub and restaurant in Maida Vale, was closed unexpectedly this August after the freeholder tripled the rent. 62 people lost their jobs. The Friends of the Truscott Arms is the Asset of Community Value Committee dedicated to re-opening the building as a pub.
Westminster Council has now notified us that the freeholder intends to sell the building. We also understand, from another source, that a reputable pub operating company may be interested in buying the building.
So far, so good. But we also know, from bitter experience elsewhere, that no deal is done until the ink is dry. We will only relinquish our rights to attempt to acquire the premises ourselves once we have the proper assurances that Truscott will re-open as a pub.
Our first task is to retain the services of an expert planning consultant - Dale Ingram of Planning 4 Pubs - to advise us of the best route forward. That's why we need to raise £500 right now.
Give generously and raise a glass to the Truscott Arms.
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Geoffrey Barraclough started crowdfunding
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Dec 1, 2016
Worthy cause and good VFM!
Nov 29, 2016
Miss truscott arms, good initiative.
Nov 29, 2016
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About the fundraiser
London, City of Westminster, United Kingdom
I've lived in Maida Vale for almost 20 years and have seen our pubs gradually close one by one. Enough is enough. That's why I volunteered to Chair the Friends of the Truscott Arms.